Thursday, April 28, 2011
Last night was the final class in the beginners beekeeping class. It was nice to be able to have things explained that I had only read about. I asked the teacher if bees built queen cells just for the sake of building them. He said they will sometimes build the cups just to haave them on hand but unless they need a new queen they won't have larva in them. Now I need to look for the queen again.
For anyone in Arkansas interested the contact info for instructor is...
University of Arkansas
Cooperation Extention service
2301 University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
He says email is the best way to get a good answer because he travels withhis job so much.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Success! See the bees with the yellow leggings? That's pollen. I've been calling them my little freeloaders because they've just been drinking the syrup in the feeder but now they are starting to forage. I've wondered if they were actually drinking that syrup or if they tiny carboys they were putting it in to make their own brew.
For those wanting viuals I tooks a couple of pictures today. the next step is figuring out how to post them on here. I suppose I'll need to upload them to Flicker and then link to them. If anyone has a better way please let me know.